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KSP Cabo Verde Day 4: Swell Still Small

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Waking to strong winds and a meager swell at both Ponta Preta and Secrets, event directors deemed the day’s conditions uncontestable for the KSP’s Kite Surfing World Championships. Rather than forcing a contest in less-than-favorable conditions, a fun laidback expression session ensued — the second consecutive Super Session on this fourth day of the event’s 10-day holding period.

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PKRA New Caledonia: Awards Ceremony at the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

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After seven events on five continents all the results are in: Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot) and Gisela Pulido (ESP, Airush) are the 2011 world champions. The wind never came up on the last day to run the best trick competition, but everyone enjoyed the beautiful New Caledonian weather and the closing ceremony.

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KSP Cabo Verde Day 3: Super Session at Secrets

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Strong wind and small, inconsistent surf greeted competitors at the primary contest venue of Ponta Preta for the 8:00a.m. riders meeting. KSP Head Judge Brad Price quickly made the call to move competitors to the back-up location at “Secret Spot” along Sal’s rocky and dusty North Shore.

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VIDEO: Superkite Brazil 2011

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The Superkite Brazil 2011 was the first event of its kind. Held in Cumbuco, Brazil the event featured some of the top names in kitesurfing.

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VIDEO: Granny Dee Goes Big: The Finale

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Can your grandma kiteboard?

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KSP Cabo Verde Gets Underway

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Keeping a close eye on Secrets (the secondary contest site) this morning, contest directors selected Ponta Preta as the most suitable location to commence the Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro. Indeed, the world-famous break proved to be the best choice, although the inconsistent conditions left the contest largely in standby mode.

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PKRA New Caledonia: Alex Pastor Wins the Noumea Kitesurf Pro

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The final heats of the 2011 PKRA season took place at the Nissan Noumea Kitesurf Pro, New Caledonia in perfect conditions with a solid twenty knots of wind. The double elimination was completed today, Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush) won the event in the men’s category and Asia Litwin in the women’s.

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PKRA New Caledonia: End of Singles, Youri Zoon Loses First Heat of the Year

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The one thing that all the riders agreed on was that the conditions were challenging. This did not stop them from landing an array of great tricks. Unexpectedly, World Champion Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot) lost against Mario Rodwald (GER, North) in the quarter finals leaving Alex Pastor (ESP, Airsuh) to win the singles today.

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VIDEO: Brazil Road Trippin’

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The BEST crew head off down the coast from Paracuru to Ilha Do Guajiru picking up the new Brazilian groms as they travel to the newest and sickest spots that Brazil has to offer.

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PKRA New Caledonia: Trials and Singles in Noumea

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The Nissan Noumea Kitesurf Pro started with light wind and a few rain showers but we quickly saw the sun come out and twenty knots of wind. In the morning the trials competition started to qualify the sixteen men who will go on into the main event and face the top eight riders in the world. The trials were dominated by local riders and Australians. In the afternoon the weather cleared up and the first two rounds of men were completed.

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Erin Swain: Glorious Ocracoke Evening Session!

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I was on a staycation - That’s a term I adopted from my friend Billy. It’s when you take time off work and enjoy everything your home has to offer. In my case, surfing and kiting! So I woke up early and headed over to Kite Point down near Buxton.

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VIDEO: Youri Zoon New Caledonia 2011

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Check out a few clips of Youri Zoon warming up before for the final stop on the 2011 PKRA world tour in New Caledonia.

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VIDEO: Mallory de la Villemarqué in France

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Mallory de la Villemarqué hits one of his favorite freestyle spots, L'Almanarre in the south of France during Fall 2011.

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Erin Swain: Planet of the Apes

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After my day of light wind and a lesson with Kite Club Hatteras, I was able to go on a downwinder known as Planet of the Apes. I started at MP 46 and was going to the Kitty Hawk Kites location in Waves.

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2012 TKB Kiteboarding Calendars Now Available for Holiday Shipping

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Every year, we are stoked to offer our annual TKB Calendar and every year, we think it's our best one yet! 2012 is no different -- check out our new calendar and we think you'll agree...

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